Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet. Discover More…

'The Brighton Jihadists'

The Observer, The Brighton jihadists: bullied brothers who went into battle
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Hashem Abedi Trial

Independent, Hashem Abedi trial: Manchester attacker’s brother found guilty of murdering bomb victims
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Anti-LGBTQIA+ song removed

Anti-LGBT song removed from online spaces Discover More…

Online Relationships

BBC World Service, Outlook, A Syrian love story that started with a resume Discover More…

The Online Public Sphere in the Gulf

Good to see this has been published: Review of Middle East Studies, 53(2) Special Focus: The Online Public Sphere in the Gulf
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'Bots' and bans


Open Democracy, 'Bots’ and bans: social media and regime propaganda in the Middle East

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Egypt Street Dogs

AP/Arab News, Egypt’s once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life Discover More…

'Marriage Without Dating'

Qantara.de, Indonesian Singles Propose 'Marriage Without Dating' Discover More…

Harrassment Online

Tim Berners-Lee discusses gender-based online harrassment. Discover More…

Riz Ahmed (updated)

Riz Ahmed's new video and album is available now. Amongst several themes, it explores a number of identity issues and concerns impacting on Muslim communities (in UK and beyond). The video is an outstanding must-see for anyone interested in these issues. Discover More…

'IS' Libya

Inga Kristina Trauthig, ICSR, islamic State in Libya: From Force to Farce? report
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New Book on Jihad

A new book from Thomas Hegghammer is out now, discussing global jihad: Discover More…

Polio in Pakistan

The News (Pakistan), Polio remains an endemic in Pakistan
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Kashmir social media

Kashmir social media access is back, but very limited. I'm advised it's insufficient for video calls. Discover More…

Review: Hashtag Islam

Al Bawaba, How Effective is Cyber Islam? Discover More…

Indian Identity Issues

This is an important initiative. Discover More…

#Muslims4Bernie

Stepfeed, #MuslimsForBernie: Muslim-Americans explain why they're voting for Sanders
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Research: France, Muslims & Net

L’espace public traditionnel à l’épreuve de la critique de musulmans Français. February 2020
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Sharia Fintech

Fanny Potkin, Reuters/Nasdaq, "Sharia fintech": Startups race to tap Indonesia growth by aligning with Islam
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Net slang

Guardian, Nando's-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10
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Islamophobia research

Metro, Muslims experience ‘shared suffering’ when other Muslims go through trauma


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Al Noor Threatened

Al Noor Mosque threatened Discover More…

Influencers

Islamabad Influencers profiled Discover More…

Turkey-Syria Confrontation

Syrian jets downed Discover More…

Doha deal

Taliban-US peace deal. Discover More…

Turkey Net Block

Turkey internet blockage Discover More…

Hair & Hijab Myths

Huff Post, Muslim Women Break Down The Myths Around Hair And Hijab Discover More…

Delhi Crisis

India crisis Discover More…

KSA issues

KSA allegations, with social media elements Discover More…
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